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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Worldtown Soundsystem at Johnny Brenda’s, No Good Sister at Boot & Saddle, Rockers Galore at Milkboy and more…

Worldtown Soundsystem | Photo by Charles Shan Cerrone | courtesy of the artist
Worldtown Soundsystem | Photo by Charles Shan Cerrone | courtesy of the artist

Worldtown Soundsystem celebrate their 6th anniversary at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The world music / electronic outfit will be debuting all new material, following up last year’s self-titled EP with what is sure to be an electrifying collection of beats. Tickets and information for the 21+ dance party can be found here; check out “Testify” below.

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Transport to paradise in The Rockers Galore video for “One Shot”

Rockers Galore | photo courtesy of the artist

You can’t not dance when listening to Blayer Pointdujour’s project, The Rockers Galore. You just can’t. Attempts to remain unfazed when watching the group’s recently released video for “One Shot” will be futile and silly.  This infectious song’s unique blend of funk, hip-hop, hard rock, and Haitian kompa will have you grinnin’ and groovin’ from the first zesty beat to the last. Continue reading →

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Catch the good vibes of Rockers Galore’s new song and video, “Good Morning”

Rockers Galore | photo courtesy of the artist
Rockers Galore | photo courtesy of the artist

It’s been in the works for over a year, and finally Blayer PointduJour of Rockers Galore has shared the band’s newest track “Good Morning.” Accompanied by a video as well, the new release presents a summer banger that drops some nasty raps. Plus, it’s loaded with some intense horn blasting to make for a reggae-like feeling feel that’s dipped in a bit of harder rock. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Rockers Galore and Chelsea Reed at Winterfest, Glitter at Kung Fu Necktie, Ben Smith at Melodies Cafe

Chelsea Reed and the Fairweather Five | Photo by Cameron Pollack
Chelsea Reed and the Fairweather Five | Photo by Cameron Pollack

The Key’s Fireside Sessions continue tonight at the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, this month featuring jazz vocal combo Chelsea Reed and the Fairweather Five, as well as Rockers Galore, which fuses kompa, dub, hip-hop and hard rock with Blayer Pointdujour at the mic. The all-ages event is free and begins at 8 p.m., more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Blast Off with Rockers Galore and more at their winter reggae jam

Blayer Pointdujour of Rockers Galore | Photos by John Vettese
Blayer Pointdujour of Rockers Galore | via Facebook

Next year, Rockers Galore has something big in store for the city of Philadelphia. On January 31st, the kompa crew fronted by Blayer Pointdujour is throwing a winter reggae jam called Blast Off featuring HR from Bad Brains, Chuck Treece, I Yahn I Arkestra, Worldtown Sound System and Cultreal. The show takes place at Underground Arts; for more information about the concert, click here. Below, check out a sampling of the music that will be played at Blast Off. Continue reading →

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Blayer Pointdujour & The Rockers Galore share new video for “Dirty Kompa Party” (playing The TLA on 12/21)

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Local rock band Blayer Pointdujour & The Rockers Galore have shared a new video for “Dirty Kompa Party,” a single off of the group’s recent The Villain EP.  The video follows Pointdujour around town, alternating the neighborhood shots with clips of the band in a rehearsal space and at a nightclub.  The Rockers Galore are set to open for internationally acclaimed Haitian kompa duo T-Vice at The TLA on December 21st; tickets and information can be found here.

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Watch Blayer Pointdujour & The Rockers Galore perform “Dirty Kompa Party” (playing House of Hayes on 7/19 and the 2nd Street Fest on 8/4)

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Philly’s Blayer Pointdujour & the Rockers Galore performed a new track called “Dirty Kompa Party” at a recent Kung Fu Necktie gig.  Following up last year’s The Bull LP, the local eclectic punky / rootsy / hip-hop outfit is working on a new record and have already shared a collaboration with Kuf Knotz called “Big Haiti’s Dream.”  “Dirty Kompa Party” is an upbeat love song made for dancing, something the band hopes you’ll do at one of their upcoming shows – they’ll be at the Rockers! BBQ Weekend at House of Hayes on July 19th and have just been announced as part of this year’s 2nd Street Festival on August 4th.

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The Week’s Best MP3s, incl. Blayer Pointdujour & The Rockers Galore, Son Volt, Spirit and Dust

BlayerLocal band Blayer Pointdujour & The Rockers Galore welcomed the release of their debut full-length The Bull last fall and are already back in the studio working on its follow-up.  “Big Haiti’s Dream” is a teaser track for the new album, with an up-front horn section and a guest appearance by Kuf Knotz.  Stream and download the song below and check out the band live when they kick off their SXSW trip at MilkBoy on March 9th.  Tickets and information can be found here.

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Photo Recap: Blayer Pointdujour and the Rockers Galore at MilkBoy

On Friday night, Blayer Pointdujour and the Rockers Galore celebrated the release of their debut full-length record, The Bull, with a headlining show at MilkBoy. You can check out a photo recap of their set above, and read our Unlocked coverage of The Bull here.

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Unlocked: Watch Blayer Pointdujour and the Rockers Galore’s video for “Gunz of Philly”

Ultimately, Blayer Pointdujour wants people to be happy. He wants to create music that feels joyful and celebratory, even if a difficult situation sparked it. I talked about this at length in yesterday’s review of The Bull, the debut full-length album from Pointdujour and his band the Rockers Galore that we’re featuring on Unlocked this week. The video for “Gunz of Philly” strikes that same contrast, spinning an anthem of frustration and escapism during hard times into a drumline-led block party at 23rd and Berks in North Philly. The clip was shot last fall by director Marc Brodzik of Woodshop Films, and prominently features Project H.O.M.E’s North Philly Footstompers youth drill team. Check it out below.

The Bull is the featured album in this edition of Unlocked; hear the spotlighted track “One Hit” in Monday’s post, read yesterday’s album review; and check back tomorrow for an interview with Pointdujour.